United States Army
Criminal Investigation Command


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QUANTICO, Virginia (June 29, 2020) – Due to extensive investigative work conducted by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, agents have returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas for more investigative work in the search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillen.

After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist. Army CID agents are currently on scene with the Texas Rangers, the FBI and Bell County Sheriff’s Department.

No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point and we ask for the media and public’s understanding that the identification process can take time.

Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

Persons with information can contact Army CID Special Agents at 254-287-2722 or the Military Police Desk at 254-288-1170. They can also anonymously submit information at https://www.cid.army.mil/report-a-crime.html. People wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.

For more information about CID or to report a crime, visit www.cid.army.mil.

For more information on the search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillen visit https://home.army.mil/hood/index.php/find-vanessa-guillen.